LLN (9/30/19) – One of the best ways to get the good out of brokers is to learn how to avoid the bad. We’ll have some examples. Also, without these two vital parts, your truck won’t even start – much less run. Can you guess what they are? Batteries and alternator. We’ll have some information and advice. OOIDA says recent moves on the hours of service are a big step in the right direction. And a recent news report on trucking, technology and insurance missed a lot of key facts.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:14 – Batteries and alternator.
24:14-38:43 – OOIDA on hours of service; get the good out of brokers.
38:43-48:22– News report on trucking, technology and insurance.
- The Laredo Police Department is looking for help in locating a missing truck driver. David Earl Hartke has not been seen since Aug. 14.
- You can find more information here.
- Anyone with information is asked to call the Laredo Police Department at (956) 795-2800. You can also call the Laredo Crime Stoppers hotline at (956) 727-8477.
- Eugene A. Gingrich of Shartlesville, Pa., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- OOIDA will be at the California Trucking Show on Oct. 12-13 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. That’s Exit 55 off Interstate 10. Stop in, say hi to the folks from the home office, and join OOIDA at a $10 discount.
Most internal combustion engines will not even start – much less run – without two vital parts that work together – the alternator and the battery. Mark Reddig gets some advice from maintenance experts Kevin Lindsey and Jerry Bodkins of TA Petro Travel Centers.
- You can find more on truck repair and maintenance on the TA Petro website.
- If you have questions for Kevin and Jerry, email them at AskTATruckService@ta-petro.com.
OOIDA says recent moves on the hours of service are a big step in the right direction. Mary McKenna covers that – plus a plea for better pay for truck drivers – with Jami Jones and Mark Schremmer of Land Line Magazine.
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- You can also subscribe to the Land Line News Nightcap.
- Check out Land Line Magazine online.
Dealing with brokers can be good or bad. For a trucker, one of the best ways to get to the good is to learn how to avoid the bad. Mark Reddig discusses what some truckers have encountered with Tom Crowley of OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
A recent news report on trucking, technology and insurance missed a lot of key facts. Mark Reddig finds out what was printed and what the facts are from OOIDA Public Affairs Director Norita Taylor and Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.
- You can read the full article here.
- You can find more information in the following white papers on the OOIDA Foundation website:
- Analysis of Cost to Owner-Operators in Raising the Insurance Requirements
- Analysis of Volpe Report – Financial Responsibility Requirements For Commercial Motor Vehicles
- And find more in the following one pagers here:
- The Truth about Automatic Emergency Braking
- Minimum Financial Responsibility
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- You can also read more about the issues involved here:
- OOIDA rallies members to oppose minimum insurance bill.
- ‘Follow the money’ adage applies to minimum insurance bill.
- Lawmakers attempt to increase minimum insurance requirements.
- OOIDA letter asks Congress to reject ‘misguided’ plan to raise insurance minimums.
- Oppose automatic emergency braking mandate.
- Bill would mandate automatic emergency braking on new heavy-duty trucks.
- OOIDA coalition stands up against expensive trucking mandates.